New food bank opens in Manchester following spike in demand

Since opening just four weeks ago, Feedo Needo has already helped 275 people while distributing over 300 food parcels

Feedo Needo, a project to support those experiencing homelessness, has opened a food bank in Manchester city centre.

Following demand for free food parcels in London,  Birmingham and Bradford, the charity – which was set up by The  UK Curriculum and Accreditation Body (UKCAB) – has opened a Manchester branch to help the local community.  

As we continue to ease out of lockdown, the effects of the pandemic are still being felt across the nation, with food parcels continuing to be an essential lifeline for many. 

Feedo Need aims to provide food to people in need and delivers multi-faceted  contributions to communities. Every Friday, the organisation distributes food throughout Birmingham city centre, and has been looking at expanding this to other cities. 

In just six months, Feedo Needo, which was originally created in 2006 to help many people in dire need of basic necessities to survive, served over 13,500  people in Birmingham. 

Since opening the Manchester food bank just four weeks ago, Feedo Needo has already helped 275 people while distributing over 300 food parcels to their patrons there.

Feedo Needo has seen a surge in demand since February 2021 and now works  closely with local partners to gather food donations and has recently been supported by Lidl, FareShare, Bankuet, Toiletries Amnesty, Barclays and Turnells.

To keep up with demand, the organisation relies on generous contributions from supermarkets and requests anyone that can help to get in touch.

“We are aware that so  many families have struggled throughout the pandemic, and we are so proud to be  able to support those in need in Manchester,” said Rafa Ahmed from Feedo Needo.

“Looking to the future, we hope to expand  further and reach more communities with our food distribution service, providing support to those who are most vulnerable.”  

To find out how to get involved or volunteer for Feedo Needo, visit


Got a story worth sharing?

What’s the story? We are all ears when it comes to positive news and inspiring stories. You can send story ideas to

Manchester is a successful city, but there are many people that suffer. The I Love MCR Foundation helps raise vital funds to help improve the lives and prospects of people across Greater Manchester – and we can’t do it without your help. So please donate what you can because investing in your local community to help it thrive can be a massively rewarding experience. There’s a unique sense of satisfaction in knowing that you are making a real difference in the lives of others, especially those close to home.


This week